One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person occupied in making thread by spinning.
- ‘A reader asks if they link us with the days of the hand-loom weaver and the home spinner?’
- ‘The fortunes of the traditional coir yarn spinners, mat weavers and carpet-makers have been on the downtrend.’
- ‘The difference in the weight of the whorl, the degree of teasing and the skill of the spinner dictated the quality of the thread.’
- ‘He inspired Indians to burn imported British fabrics and return to the traditional textiles woven in villages, and he helped retrain local spinners, weavers, and carders.’
- ‘In a cool back room, spinners and weavers worked on wool that brings farmers a few pence a kilo, and £200 sweaters that take a month to make.’
- ‘Calling all Bolton ex-mill workers, carders, spinners, winders and weavers… someone wants to hear your story.’
- ‘Working with the talented hand spinners and weavers of Bangladesh was necessary to develop the collection.’
- ‘She claimed to be Clotho, the spinner of the thread of life!’
- ‘The couple met while working at Bairstow's Mill, Sutton, where Ernest was an apprentice engineer and Gwen a spinner.’
- ‘Now we have an alternate livelihood programme that has started targeting the weavers and spinners in Srinagar.’
- ‘Millions of khadi spinners and weavers are under the vast network of institutions, which constitute the KVIC umbrella.’
- ‘Mary Daly is a spinner and weaver, a performer, a wicked player throwing her life into the creation of new time.’
- ‘He spun his stick around in his fingers like a spinner would with thread.’
- ‘Rural spinners could not compete with cheap, factory-spun thread, and country weavers could rarely survive far from eastern supplies of yarn and the industry's principal markets.’
- ‘The spinner and weaver from Mayo, has the intense gaze of people marveling at the ease with which she spins her varied materials.’
- ‘The profit from the exhibition will be utilised for promoting schemes beneficial to weavers and spinners, said P. Ajayakumar, project officer, State Khadi Board.’
- ‘Set for a launch on Saturday, one of the Exhibition's objectives is to provide sustained employment to the weavers and spinners.’
- ‘Demonstrations taking place include basket makers, corn dollies, stick making, coracle maker, greenwood workers, blacksmith, spoon carver, spinners and weavers.’
- ‘People kept asking Qadir why he was not helping his country produce a spinner like him.’
- ‘When they talk about the spinner more than his product, it is plainly time for him to go.’
A lure designed to revolve when pulled through the water.
- ‘He used a Stanley spinnerbait, according to a release from the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center in Athens, in six feet of water.’
- ‘Either way, the one-handed rod was the common denominator for chunking topwater plugs, spinnerbaits and subsurface lures amid the sloughs and backwaters.’
- ‘‘Fish shallow areas near deeper water,’ Crafts said, ‘and throw something that makes a lot of noise: buzzbaits, spinnerbaits, topwaters.’’
- ‘That and the trailing grub help to hold the spinnerbait higher in the water column.’
- ‘Although not often recognized as ‘big bass’ lures, spinnerbaits have accounted over the years for many double-digit largemouths.’
- 2.1 A type of fishing fly, used chiefly for trout.
- ‘Idly I reeled the little spinner through the blue-green water.’
- ‘We flyfished and waded, jigged lures and threw spinners.’
- ‘The river is generally slow and sluggish, the only reasonable chance of success being with a spinner to give the lure some life.’
- ‘Laurits saw a fish move in the river just under the water and directed Fleming where he should cast his spinner.’
- ‘Flies, spinners and plugs, in fact all types of lures including plastic worms, also live and dead bait all catch these fish.’
3A metal fairing that is attached to and revolves with the propeller boss of an aircraft in order to streamline it.
- ‘One fairly consistent rule, however, is to focus your eyes on a point far down the runway, say 15 to 30 degrees to the left or right of the spinner.’
- ‘Now registered R260Y / Race 52, there had not been time to finish a spinner for the propeller hub.’
- ‘The oil coolers were immediately behind the spinners.’
- ‘In an attempt to overcome cooling problems, Steve completely removed the spinner for the 1939 event, allowing air to ram straight into the radiator.’
- ‘Check the spinner mount screws to see if they're loose or if cracks are radiating from the holes.’
- ‘We never could find a workable substitute for attaching the spinners, however.’
- ‘Congratulations to the Stewarts on a fine restoration and the addition of the prop spinners - they look great and are efficient.’
- ‘Naturally, we get a purple jumbo jet with 84-inch spinner rims.’
- ‘The craft had a new spinner and the rear fuselage was now built up and a new windshield and canopy were added.’
- ‘Holes had been patched, the outer wing panels and horizontal tail replaced with new P - 38F spares, and new props and spinners installed.’
- ‘The plane was painted an overall yellow with a red spinner.’
- ‘The propeller spinners used by UAL were large hemispherical domes (not pointed) with a black porous coating of rubber.’
- ‘The GPS led me by the spinner toward the intercept, cued the turn onto the approach path and guided me as surely as a localizer toward the airport.’
- ‘With all the anti-ice and de-ice equipment on, we still had a slight layer of ice on the leading edges and propeller spinner.’
- ‘Oddly, there was a lack of a streamlining spinner over the blunt propeller hub.’
- ‘Also, large four-blade paddle-style propellers had been added along with a set of spinners that had been made for the prototypes and early production aircraft.’
- ‘A new and much improved cowling was built for the Menasco while a hand-formed aluminum spinner was added over the propeller hub.’
4A person or thing that spins.
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